Tess Cruz

Tess Cruz

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theater

Joined Connecticut College: 2023

B.A., Connecticut College




Experimental/Devised Work

Theatre Industry

Diversity and Inclusion

Stage and Production Management

Tess Cruz is a Canada-born, Texas-raised theatre director, multi-disciplinary artist, and producer of live events. She has worked on events, productions, and processes across the country at Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, The Drama League, Lincoln Center Theater, Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, Ars Nova, the Apollo, the Kennedy Center, and VORTEX Rep Co in Austin where she is currently Associate Artistic Director. VORTEX Directing Credits include: P3M5 (2017), She Kills Monsters (2018), Ride the Wave pt. 1 (2020), Origin Story (2020), The VORTEX Odyssey (2020), Ride the Wave pt. 2 (2023). She graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Psychology and Theatre.

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Mailing Address

Tess Cruz
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320